Sunday, September 29, 2013

Our Crabby Afternoon! :-)



Last week I took the kids to a free nature program at a local state park and there were several other families that attended from our homeschool group.   The program was all about blue crabs.  The kids got to try to catch crabs with a stick, rope, and a chicken meat piece as the bait. (unfortunately, none were caught)  Here a few pictures of the kids trying the catch the stubborn crabs.


The park ranger caught some crabs in his crab cage and showed the kids what a blue crab looked like.  Then he cooked them up and they turn orange after they are boiled in water. 
Then the park ranger showed everyone how to break open the crab to get to the meat.  Here are a few pictures of the kids holding up pieces of their cooked crabs.  It was mixed reviews as some of the kids liked the crab meat, while some said it was OK and needed more salt :) The kids thought the yellow "mustard" colored stuff (which is actually fat) in the crab was yucky! 
It was a fun day to learn something new about our coastal community with friends!

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3 comments:

Chris said...

Looks like a ton of fun!

Thanks for sharing!

You're always doing something great with them!

how fun:) I love crabs (to eat) We have seen kids doing this in the UK but have never tried it ourselves. I am surprise the ranger actually boiled them in front of the kids but kids need to see that part too. I never have the nerve to boil live crabs or lobsters as I have heard they make horrible sounds when they are being boiled alive...I would make a lousy pioneer:)

Patty said...

Tracy, what a fun field trip!!! And to taste beside touch...so cool!

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